The U and V Lines have been overhauled as part of Metrobus’ June 21 service changes. Here’s what you need to know about the new and eliminated U and V routes.
In April 2014, Metrobus Planning staff directed a study of the U and V lines. The routes (U2, U4, U5, U6, U8, V7, V8, and V9), operate primarily in the District of Columbia, connecting the Minnesota Avenue Metrorail station with nearby neighborhoods. The study assessed the lines in detail, identified traffic issues and crowding concerns, and recommended service changes. As a result of the 2014 study, we have restructured the U and V lines to make them clearer and more reliable.
The following changes are effective Sunday, June 21, 2015:
- the elimination of Routes U2, V7, and V8,
- the shortening of Route U8,
- the restructuring of Route V9 as the new Route V1, and
- the addition of new routes U7, V1, V2, and V4.
Take a look at our detailed U and V Line brochure and the new timetables (U7, U8, V1, and V2,4) and let us know what you think of the new service.
There are no changes to the other U and V routes (U4, U5, U6, and V5).
This post is Part 2 of 4 in a series spotlighting major changes from Metrobus’ June 2015 Service Change.